Department of Kinesiology

Where great careers take shape.

Exercise science is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students for work opportunities or graduate/professional school.  Students gain valuable experiences completing course work and a practicum in their senior year. Nashville provides ample settings for internships or work experience in local hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, health and fitness facilities, and YMCAs.

Kinesiology professor Ruth Henry with student

The department has a well equipped lab for students to engage in undergraduate research projects or work with professors or graduate students and learn about the research process.  Current lab equipment includes: Parvomedics Metabolic Cart, Noraxon EMG, treadmills, electrocardiography (EKG), cycle ergometers, Wingate bike, body composition equipment, and lactate assessment.

Lipscomb University’s Department of Kinesiology graduates typically enter careers in the health and fitness industry, or pursue graduate work in exercise and nutrition science, exercise physiology, or other allied health areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation or chiropractic medicine. Our undergraduate placement rate into jobs or graduate school within one year after graduation has consistently exceeded 90%.